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Here are photos with accompanying commentary of the common brands of cigarettes in Malaysia


This is the most popular brand here, according to my friends who’re
in the tobacco sales industry. I don’t like the taste it seems to
have less tar than Marlboros, which produces a less than smooth draw
when inhaled. Dunhill is supposed to have the highest nicotine content
amongst all the cigarette brands, but that is just word on the street,
not based on any quantitative analysis.

It is available in Menthol, Menthol Lights and Lights too. It is
said that menthol cigarettes causes infertility but IMHO, that’s just a
joke passed around.


This is probably the most popular menthol cigarette here. I remember
bringing some Salem cigarettes to Christchurch, NZ for my Kiwi friends
to try and most of them choked on the first inhale. Heh. Salem winter
cough, cough. Matterhorn is even stronger in that aspect.


My personal favorite when I used to smoke. I started smoking when I
was 15 or 16, couldn’t remember. I would only smoke Marlboro reds in
the flip top boxes. I can’t stand the soft packs, they always get
squashed somehow. Marlboros have a smooth, consistent draw it tastes
great, which is more than I can say for other brands. Very versatile
too, just pop a Hacks sweet before lighting up and poof instant
menthol Marlboros. I read somewhere that Marlboros deliver nicotine
more quickly (they called it “crack/freebase nicotine”) so smokers get
a faster reward delivery system. I liken Marlboros to a chocolate taste
when inhaled&#8230 and just like chocolates, you can’t just have one. Best
one is the first one (or two) in the morning. D

Mild Seven

This is another popular brand. It tastes okay, it would probably be
the brand I’ll switch to in the unlikely event that Philip Morris folds
and discontinues Marlboros. I remember my Taiwanese friends preferring
this brand. They have this habit of opening up the soft pack, taking
one cigarette out, and putting it back in upside down. That cigarette
is known as “shu yuen yen” or “wishing cigarette” and it would be the
very last one from the pack to be smoked. It is said that making a wish
while lighting up that one would fulfill that wish. Smoker’s etiquette
dictates that you should NEVER smoke the last cigarette in someone
else’s pack. This applies more strongly for those who keep a “shu yuen
yen”, you shouldn’t ever smoke it. I once accidentally took that one
from a half full pack (it’s upside down, so it should be clearly
visible) and smoked it and was reprimanded for my transgression. That
upside down cigarette is meant for the owner of the pack.


My late paternal grandfather (may he rest in peace) used to smoke
this brand. He used to keep cartons of it he smoked about two packs a
day. He died of cancer, just like my maternal grandfather (lung
cancer). I have always been told that our family has a predisposition
to cancer and that I shouldn’t smoke, since both of my grandfathers
died from smoking related complications. Cigarette smoke is a
carcinogen, if you have been living under a barrel, and didn’t already

Pall Mall

I never liked these. Yeah, I’ve tried most cigarette brands
(including unfiltered Camels and this multi colored cigarettes called
Sorreno or something) before deciding that Marlboros are my favorite
and brand loyalty stayed since then and I won’t smoke anything else
(unless I’m out, that is). Pall Mall sounds so grim&#8230 think “pallor” and “pall bearer”. )


To be honest, this tastes disgusting to me. It doesn’t sound all
that good either. You can’t spell “Perilly’s” without “Peril”. Heh.

Lucky Strike

It’s not popular here. It’s alright, the taste is pretty good once
in a while, but then again I’ve always been a Marlboro smoker after the
initial experimentation with brands, so I can’t comment. It’s a
strange, acquired taste, Lucky Strikes.


I don’t know anyone who likes these.

L.A. Menthol Lights

It’s an ultra slim cigarette, called “geh boh hong ki” (prostitute’s
cigarettes) over here. The etymology of this word apparently stems from
the popularity of this brand amongst working ladies in Miri.

Gudang Garam and Djarum

Clove cigarettes. They leave a slippery aftertaste to the tongue, lips and mouth. I can’t get into clove cigarettes.


This is very popular amongst blue collar (low income bracket)
smokers. It’s cheap. When it first came out, I was given a sample (my
friend’s family owns a chain of grocery shops) and was told that it
tastes remarkably similar to Marlboros. I don’t know how he drew that
conclusion this cigarette tastes completely different from Marlboros.

So, what brand of cigarette do you smoke?

I don’t smoke, but my desk is strewn with empty Marlboro boxes. Go figure. shrug

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  50. Tim says March 19, 2014 at 10 46 am

    Great review on cigarette brands in Malaysia. I agree with you on Pall Mall, Salem and camel. I tried and don’t like it. I now smoke Dunhill lights, I like it because the smell isn’t too strong as an incognito smoker, that’s kinda good. Since y
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The 10 most expensive cigarettes in china

Discount cheap cigarettes – 18$ marlboro carton
Posted on July 3, 2013 by Peter

Known as a state of etiquette and ceremonies, China takes the etiquette as an important part of its traditional culture. Especially on holidays and festivals, offering gifts has become an important part of Chinese life. In Chinese eyes, presenting gifts has become one of the most important traditional cultures. People send gifts either for a promotion personal promotion and prosperity or for the ways of the people, or taking on a project. Here listed is 10 China’s most expensive brands of cigarettes, each one can be used as a gift.

1. Huang He Lou 1916 1916 RMB8500/carton

This cigarette brand is named after a famous ancient building in China s central Hubei province. This is a premium brand. Each pack is hand made by professional technician. Every 1 kg of this kind of Tabaco is selected from 200 kg tobacco.

2. Liqun RMB1900/carton

Liqun cigarette is a High end product produced in China by Hangzhou Cigarettes Factory.

3. Zhenlong RMB1900/carton

This brand is made by China Tobacco Guangxi Industrial Corporation. Zhenlong cigarettes are made from original ecological high quality leaf tobacco grown in the famous long life Bama Village in southwest China s Guangxi region.

4. Zuan Shi (or Diamond) RMB1800/carton

The brand was founded in 1893 by Philip Chang, an early entrepreneur who was known for his womanizing and alcoholic tendencies.

5. Dong Chong Xia Cao RMB1600/carton

Chinese caterpillar fungus is very expensive. The cigarette made of it is more expensive.

6. Zi Qi Dong Lai (or New Century) RMB1400/carton

It is said that this brand is very difficult to get. It is produced by Taiyuan Cigarette Factory. Zi Qi Dong Lai means a sign of luckiness.

7. Xiong Mao (or Panda) RMB1200/carton

This brand became famous for Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping likes it very much.

8. Huaxicun 1961 RMB1200/carton

It is produced in Huaxi Village, Jiangyin City, Jiangshu province. Huaxi Village is dubbed China s richest village.

9. Hao Rizi RMB1000/carton

The brand is made by Shezhen Tobacco Company.

10. Hongtashan RMB500/carton

Hongtashan is a very popular brand of cigarette in China. The brand, established in 1959, gets its name from the location of its main production facility, Hongtashan Hill in Yuxi. In the United States, the brand is sold as ‘Red Pagoda Mountain’.

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